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School Bus Crash In North Carolina, Students Sent To Hospital

Car crossed center line hitting bus

December 17, 2018 - 3:44 pm

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been charged with driving while impaired after a crash with a school bus that sent 13 students to the hospital.

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued a news release saying Kimberly Ann Austin was also charged with driving left of center. The 56-year-old Taylorsville resident was being treated Monday afternoon at a hospital.

    It wasn't clear if she had a lawyer who could speak for her. A working home phone listing couldn't be found, and the district attorney's office didn't immediately respond to an email asking if Austin has an attorney.

    The Highway Patrol says that Austin's car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students. The Patrol said 12 of the students suffered minor injuries, while one was in critical condition but expected to survive.